So wait, did anyone else know that dolphins make ring vortices of air and play with them like toys? If so, why didn’t you tell me? This video is the most amazing thing I saw all day. Makes me happy just thinking of it.
Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry.
Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. Oh and by the way I am not a builder or carpenter, my experience is only having a go at one similar house 2yrs before and a bit of mucking around inbetween. This kind of building is accessible to anyone. My main relevant skills were being able bodied, having self belief and perseverence and a mate or two to give a lift now and again.
Whether you agree with his motives and philosophy or not, it’s a fascinating story. The beautiful photos are worth a look for their own sake, and there’s even a gallery of similar homes. New Hobbiton, anyone?